U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said his Democratic opponents would tear down crosses and pledged to bring prayer to public schools at a re-election rally to shore up evangelical support. Trump spoke on the outskirts of Miami at the King Jesus International Ministry, a “prosperity gospel” church that teaches that the faithful will be rewarded with health and wealth on earth.
He got a big reaction from the crowd when he promised to bring religion into U.S. schools. A clause in the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from promoting one religion over the other, which means public schools don’t promote prayer or religious symbols. “Very soon I’ll be taking action to safeguard students and teachers’ First Amendment rights to pray in our schools,” Trump said. “They want to take that right along with many other ones.”
Trump tells evangelical rally he will put prayer in schools https://t.co/Br0J2f4YAI
— David Alexander (@davidalexander5) January 4, 2020
— National Post (@nationalpost) January 4, 2020
With the Middle East poised on the brink of chaos to distract from his impeachment, Trump vows to put prayer in schools. https://t.co/YRttgD8Rwt
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) January 4, 2020